Prospective, Multi-Centre, International Phase 2 Trial of the Use of Ultrasonic Energy for Pulmonary Artery Branch Sealing During VATS Lobectomy
This research program consists of a prospective, multi-institutional Phase 2 trial and an
economic cost-effectiveness analysis for the use of ACE+7 in VATS lobectomy/segmentectomy
compared to traditional techniques.
It will be left up to the study credentialed surgeon investigator to decide the suitability
of PA branches for sealing. This will be decided intra-operatively based on anatomy,
vascular dissection and length as well as patient specific factors.
General satisfaction of the surgeon utilizing energy sealing devices compared to standard
endostaplers will be assessed using a post-procedural online survey administered by the
research team immediately following each procedure.
This multi-institutional, international trial will be important to decrease the bias
associated with single centre studies and bolster the confidence level of thoracic surgeons
in the results of the trial. Study sites have been specifically chosen in the USA, Canada
and Europe in order to increase the worldwide generalizability of results.
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